The big World Poker Tour event wasn’t quite big enough. And Lock Poker appears to have closed its doors. It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.


The World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown has completed its registration, and the tournament with a $5 million guaranteed prize pool featured an overlay of $275,000. There were more than 1,400 entries, and about 500 of those remain in day 2 today. Notables doing well include Jason Mercier, Brian Hastings, Keven Stammen, Kevin Eyster, Chris Moorman, Shannon Shorr, and Jonathan Duhamel among others. Live updates here.

Locked down

Apparnetly, Lock Poker has shut its doors, pretty much to the surprise of no one, at this point. Lock hasn’t paid out any withdrawals in forever, and this move was more of a formality than anything else. Is anyone seeing their money back from the debacle? We’re guessing not.

Quick hitters

–The new Merchant Category Codes for online gambling may not be the answer for payment processing for regulated sites in the U.S.
–The Slepian study — on the correlation between strength of hands and betting motions — doesn’t pass muster, according to tells expert Zach Elwood.
–Don’t make these money-burning mistakes at low limits.
–Updates from the Mid-States Poker Tour Maryland Live! Casino Main Event and the UKIPT Nottingham.
In this week’s Forum Files, Alex Jacob is owning Jeopardy, and Mason Malmuth and David Sklansky speak.
–Also, Jeopardy fans aren’t a huge fan of Jacob’s Jeopardy strategy.
–Poker Strategy has the top five slowrolls of all time.
–Is the Apple watch good for online gambling?